Tag Archive: DTM

Aug 21

Wittmann wins and reclaims points’ lead

Quadruple victory for BMW in Moscow on Sunday

DTM - Start of the 12th race of the season at the Moscow Raceway After his seventh DTM career pole position, he added his seventh race win: with a dominant performance, Marco Wittmann claimed victory in the second race at Moscow Raceway on Sunday.

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Aug 21

Wittmann and Blomqvist secure front grid row for BMW

Marco Wittmann will be on pole position for the twelfth race of the 2016 DTM season

Best grid position for Sundays race: Marco WittmannIn qualifying, the BMW driver secured himself the best starting grid position for the race at Moscow Raceway on Sunday with a lap time of 1 min. 28.776 sec.

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Aug 17

DTM regains momentum at the Moscow Raceway

The summer break is over and DTM is going to reaccelerate

DTM regains momentum at the Moscow Raceway From 19th to 21st August, not far from the Russian capital, the Moscow Raceway is going to stage the sixth race meeting of the 2016 season.

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Aug 11

DTM comes to a positive half-time conclusion

Growth in the attendance and viewing figure areas

Start DTM Lausitzring Five of the nine race meetings of the 2016 season have been contested and DTM’s umbrella organisation ITR has come to a positive half-time conclusion.

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Aug 11

Ocon switches to F1 – Rosenqvist to replace him on the DTM grid at Moscow

With 10 races contested, the 2016 DTM season of rookie Esteban Ocon has come to a sudden halt

With immediate effect, Esteban Ocon will race in Formula One as team-mate of reigning DTM Champion Pascal Wehrlein. With immediate effect, the young Frenchman will race in Formula One as team-mate of reigning DTM Champion Pascal Wehrlein. Ocon replaces Indonesian Rio Haryanto who had to stop racing for Team Manor due to financial issues.

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Aug 10

Tales from the paddock: On holiday with three DTM stars in Ibiza

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

Tales from the paddock On holiday with three DTM stars in Ibiza Formula 1 and the DTM are still on their summer break. Maximilian Götz, Daniel Juncadella and Christian Vietoris tell us what they got up to on their group holiday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

World RX crosses Atlantic for Canadian leg 

For the third year in a row, World RX joins the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres (GP3R)

2015-08-08_33492 The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy will embark on the season’s second half later this week following a month-long summer break. World RX of Canada (5-7 August) forms the seventh round of the World Championship and marks the first flyaway event of 2016.

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Jul 29

That’s how the gears are changed in a DTM car

For the driver, the perfect point in time is of major importance

To change gears, the driver uses the two paddles placed behind the wheel. By hitting one of the paddles, he activates complex procedures taking place deep inside the vehicle.   It’s a permanent up and down: up to 40 times per lap, a DTM driver shifts gears with the two paddles placed behind the steering wheel.

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Jul 27

Tales from the paddock: Formula 1, DTM and AMG Customer Sports

This is what happened: Weekend’s results & facts

Mercedes There are two highlights of the 2016 season coming up next weekend: for the Silver Arrows, # F1isBACK in Germany; meanwhile, AMG Customer Sports teams will be competing in the 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Tales from the paddock: Formula 1, DTM and AMG Customer Sports

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

DTM, Zandvoort. Mercedes-AMG DTM Team, Mercedes-Benz, DTM, Christian Vietoris, BWT Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM Robert Wickens Lucas Au This is what happened: Weekend’s results & facts. News from the Mercedes-AMG motorsport teams. Three questions for Ulrich Fritz. Social media news: What’s new online? This week’s important dates and events.

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Jul 16

Mercedes-AMG dominates first session

The first laps of the fifth DTM race weekend of the 2016 season are in the books

Robert Wickens had already posted his fastest lap time at the halfway point of the session.At 17.00 hrs, Tom Blomqvist got proceedings underway in first free practice at the Circuit Park Zandvoort in The Netherlands. Finally, however, neither Blomqvist and his fellow BMW drivers, nor the eight Audi drivers dominated the first session at the circuit in the dunes.

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Jul 14

DTM parade cruises through Zandvoort’s city centre

The special DTM parade arrived at its destination at the Badhuisplein, the sea front

DTM parade cruises through Zandvoort’s city centre As early as on the day prior to the DTM weekend at Zandvoort, the safety-cars went out for their first mission – with an unfamiliar destination.

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Jul 13

Tales from the paddock: Formula 1, DTM and AMG Customer Sports

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

2016-07-10-Sunday-0172 A busy hot summer of motor sport continues unabated: After two Formula 1 wins by the Silver Arrows in Austria and England, the DTM now heads to Zandvoort for its next meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

Challenging ride in Zandvoort’s dunes – the fifth DTM weekend

From 15th to 17th July, Zandvoort at the Dutch North Sea coast will stage the ‘DTM Summer’

Challenging ride in Zandvoort’s dunes – the fifth DTM weekend On the coming weekend, Zandvoort’s spectacular dune circuit, the Circuit Park, will stage the fifth race meeting in the 2016 season.

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Jul 07

Juncadella and Ocon are hoping for a breakthrough

In total, 1,818 points are to be won in the 18 DTM races of the 2016 season. So far, 22 drivers have racked up 808 points

Daniel JuncadellaOnly two drivers are still waiting for a tangible result after eight races: the two Mercedes-AMG DTM drivers Daniel Juncadella and Esteban Ocon. While the 19-year-old Frenchman is experiencing a typical rookie season following promising performances at the start, the Spaniard has yet to break his duck in his fourth DTM season.

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Jul 06

Tales from the paddock: Formula 1, DTM and AMG Customer Sports

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

2016-06-08_0006 The month of July is packed with motor racing action. Formula 1 heads from Austria this week straight to England. Meanwhile, the 24-Hours of Spa also beckons… Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Norisring analysis: ‘An Issue for Norbert Haug’

During a DTM weekend one often witnesses things happening that just can’t be explained in two simple sentences

Norbert HaugThings that better should be assessed, analysed and explained by the experts. And who would be a better man for this job than Norbert Haug? For 22 years (1990 to 2012) he was the Vice President Mercedes-Benz Motorsport and since 2014 he has been analysing the occurrences prior to, during and after the races for DTM’s German TV partner ARD as expert and co-commentator.

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Jun 29

Tales from the paddock: Formula 1, DTM and AMG Customer Sports

This is what happened: Weekend’s results & facts

2016-06-10_45652 The Mercedes-AMG DTM Team has already had its race weekend in Spielberg; now it’s the turn of the Silver Arrows to compete in Austria – but only after a brief stopover at Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Nico Müller scores his maiden DTM race win at the Norisring

An emotional Sunday for Nico Müller: in the second race at the Norisring, the 24-year-old Swiss scored his maiden DTM race win

DTM - Nico Müller Having started from third place, Müller took the lead on lap 43 following a perfect pit stop by his Team and defended this position until the finish. After 72 laps of the only 2.3 kilometres long track, he crossed the finish line with a margin of 0.670 seconds from second-placed BMW driver Tom Blomqvist from Great Britain. Belgian Maxime Martin, another BMW driver, ended up third. In total, 123,500 spectators came to witness the DTM action in Nuremberg over the weekend. The Norisring is the only street circuit on the calendar of the popular touring car series. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Blomqvist and Di Resta on the front row of the grid

Mattias Ekström posted the fastest lap time in DTM qualifying on Sunday morning

Tom BlomqvistWith his Audi RS 5 DTM, the Swede ended up with a time of 47.804 seconds, but another driver will be on pole position. Due to his collision in the race on Saturday, during which he deprived Christian Vietoris and Robert Wickens of their respective positions, Ekström will be dropped three places on the grid.

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